Lyon prodigy wants first team football at Arsenal

According to The Metro, rumoured Arsenal target Nabil Fekir is interested in a move to the Emirates this summer – but only if he can be guaranteed first team football.

The 21 year-old has played a key role in Les Gones’ surprise rise to second in the Ligue 1 table this season, contributing an impressive eight goals and six assists in 21 league outings, whilst averaging the third most successful dribbles per match, 2.8, of any player in the division.

The Daily Star claimed earlier this month that the Gunners are plotting a £25million move for the in-form forward at the end of the season, and Fekir’s father has since claimed that if his son is to leave Lyon, it will be for the North London outfit.

As quoted by the Metro, the one-cap France U21 has informed L’Equipe: “We’ll see. I didn’t want to leave too soon and then stay on the bench. I am a fighter and I love playing well, I’m not happy if I do not play.

“It was only my first season at the top level and at Arsenal, with the big players there, it will be difficult to play for them, perhaps. You never know.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal moved back into the Premier League’s top four this afternoon, claiming third spot, with a 2-1  away win over Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace.


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